The “new” that we didn’t see coming is:
- Americans are stupid beyond most of our imagination.
- The media is openly corrupt. They don’t even pretend to be unbiased.
Those two things will allow an attempt at socialism, and an acceptance of failure.
I never watch Leno or Letterman, but I am familiar with their “Man on the Street” interviews showcasing American ignorance, even stupidity. As Jimmy Carter said of the “energy crisis” the stupidity “is real.”
I see this as the leftists/socialists/progressives FINALLY doubling-down and saying, "Okay, I think it's safe to come out of the closet and to proclaim that we support communism." They openly endorsed Obama because they knew the fix was in and they were willing to abet any level of fraud and tow the line for the narrative the White Hut was selling. They KNEW the elections would fall for Obama, I truly believe that.
And as such, they are now openly supporting socialism and will continue to use the American right as a pincushion for all the wrongs that are about to start coming down the line. Look at what's happening in response to all the layoffs: it's Romney's fault! It's Bush's fault! It's the right-winger's fault! HOW? How could they say this with a straight face and not expect the country to shoot back and ask, "Care to explain your justification on this?" It's sick and sad and they simply CAN'T!
As socialism becomes embedded, anything that doesn't work as they promised will be blamed on Republicans or conservatism.
Crime's not going down? Oh, well that's because people are allowed to have guns. We need to take away guns, then there will be no crime!
Healthcare is sub-par, people are dying, babies aren't surviving their first 12 hours! Oh, well that's because people still have to deal with insurance companies. Make the government the single payer for all healthcare, and everything will get better!
There are no jobs! All of the private companies shut down! Jobs? Why do you need them? We give you everything you need for a comfortable life, right? Jobs are evil, corporate mechanisms of greed and filth and they pollute the environment and lead to global warming! You don't need a job. Here, have some more government cheese.
It's freezing here in the northeast! We need oil! No, you don't need oil. C'mon now. Just use your EBT and buy some more wool blankets from the local FEMA shack. When the clouds break, your solar panel will provide you with enough power to slightly warm a cup of water for your instant coffee. The winds will keep those windmills turning and you'll have power when we can afford to give it to you. You just have to blame all of this on "big carbon" and "big oil." This is all from global climate change!
We on the conservative did not realize how far 1/2 of this country had fallen. We were too busy living our lives, raising good children and working the soil. We were just busy being good honest Americans. Many of us Americans a busy folks. But only a little less than half of us, it seems.
And yet, I was watching “Idiocracy” (the movie) the other night and it was amazing just how close of a description it made in regards to our populace.
We should have taken a good hard luck at television and seen the change. It has happened incrementally over 30 years. The culture is hooked on celebrity with no regards to the issues, except for headlines which are spoon fed by the MSM. The culture pays no attention to the grand issues, the main point. These folks in this culture are too busy buying jeans and tattoos. They are uninterested in the large issues.
Any book stores open ? Anyone buying classical music? What types of pop music are in fashion? What are the hottest TV shows?( Honey boo boo... Housewives and sluts ) What are the hottest movies? Do you know anyone that reads books, novels short stories or god forbid, political commentary? Anyone tending a garden? Anyone working up a sweat ?
I will still fight for language, borders and culture ( in the words of Michael Savage) I will still vote for a flat tax and an end to entitlements and smaller government. I will still vote for a powerful deterrent in regards to nuclear arms. I will still vote for a strong foreign policy.
But I have very little hope. I’ll fight, but at this point I need to move forward with realistic expectations.
I would go with foolish instead of stupid. Many book-smart people seem to be lacking in common sense. (Not all, so please don't flame me if you're well educated. Being on FR means you absolutely have more common sense than most!)
The media is openly corrupt. They dont even pretend to be unbiased.Those two things will allow an attempt at socialism, and an acceptance of failure.
I blame the MSM for the election because they could have stopped the marxist/socialist machine but didn’t. If there is anything in the future we can do to bring down the MSM and make them accountable should be done. I just don’t know how to do it. They seem to be above the law and to big to fail.
...And the gross insanity of trying it again... and again... and again, regardless of proven failure.